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Athletics At the 1912 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's 100 Metres

Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the V Olympiad
1912 Athletics men's 100 metre final3.JPG
The finish of the final.
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates 6-7 July
Competitors 70from 22 nations
Medalists

The men's 100 metres was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fifth appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. The competition was held on 6 July 1912 and on 7 July 1912. Seventy runners from 22 nations competed.[1]

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

World Record 10.5(*) German Empire Emil Ketterer Karlsruhe (GER) July 9, 1911
10.5(*) German Empire Richard Rau Braunschweig (GER) August 13, 1911
10.5(*) German Empire Richard Rau Munich (GER) May 12, 1912
10.5(*) German Empire Erwin Kern Munich (GER) May 26, 1912
Olympic Record 10.8 United States Frank Jarvis Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900
10.8 United States Walter Tewksbury Paris (FRA) July 14, 1900
10.8 United States James Rector London (GBR) July 20, 1908
10.8(**) South Africa Reggie Walker London (GBR) July 21, 1908
10.8 United States James Rector London (GBR) July 21, 1908
10.8 South Africa Reggie Walker London (GBR) July 22, 1908

(*) unofficial

(**) Actual time was 10.7, rounded up to the nearest fifth, in accordance with rules in force at the time. So his time was only given as 10​.

The Olympic record for the 100 metres coming into 1912 was 10.8 seconds. It was matched by David Jacobs of Great Britain in the 10th heat before being broken by American Donald Lippincott with 10.6 seconds in the 16th heat. This was also the inaugural official world record in the 100 metres. Three semifinalists (including Lippincott) ran the race in 10.7 seconds, but the new record of 10.6 seconds stood for the rest of the event.

Results

Heats

All heats were held on Saturday, July 6, 1912.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Charles Luther  Sweden 12.8 Q

Heat 2

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Ivan Möller  Sweden 11.5 Q
2 Pál Szalay  Hungary Q
3 Rudolf Rauch  Austria

Heat 3

Heat 4

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Richard Rice  Great Britain 11.4 Q
2 Rolf Smedmark  Sweden Q

Heat 5

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Victor d'Arcy  Great Britain 11.2 Q
2 Reuben Povey  South Africa Q
3 António Stromp  Portugal

Heat 6

Heat 7

Heat 8

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Knut Lindberg  Sweden 11.6 Q
2 Bed?ich Vygoda  Bohemia 11.6 Q
3 Du?an Milo?evi?  Serbia 11.6
4 Jón Halldórsson  Iceland 12.1

Heat 9

Heat 10

Heat 11

Heat 12

Heat 13

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 John Howard  Canada 11.0 Q
2 George Patching  South Africa Q
3 Harold Heiland  United States
4 Pavel Shtiglits  Russia
-- Emil Ketterer  Germany Did not finish

Heat 14

Heat 15

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Howard Drew  United States 11.0 Q
2 Erwin Kern  Germany Q
3 Julien Boullery  France
-- James Barker  Great Britain Did not finish

Heat 16

Heat 17

Rank Name Nation Time Notes
1 Ralph Craig  United States 11.2 Q
2 Ferenc Szobota  Hungary Q
3 Ragnar Ekberg  Sweden
4 Fritz Fleischer  Austria

Semifinals

All semi-finals were held on Saturday, July 6, 1912.

Semifinal 1

Semifinal 2

Semifinal 3

Semifinal 4

The start of the final.
Immediately after the start of the final.

Semifinal 5

Semifinal 6

Final

The final was held on Sunday, July 7, 1912. Drew was forced to scratch from the final after he pulled a tendon at the end of the first semi-final.

The official report gives the result as Ralph Craig 10​, Alvah Meyer 60 cm behind winner, and Donald Lippincott 15 cm behind second man.

References

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2015.

External links

  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.)., ed. The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand.
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 2006.

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